The sun rises and I’m looking for dolphins. They’re usually frolicking in the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico at this hour. If I don’t see any, it’s no big deal. I could spend all day on these gorgeous white sand beaches, taking in the sun and adding to my collection of seashells if I start to feel a little restless.
For lunch, I grab a grouper sandwich so large it hangs off the bun and take a sip of a tropical drink while watching the fiery orange sun sink into the deep blue waters of the Gulf. In the evening, I might head to one of the beach bars in town for live Jimmy Buffett-style acoustic music, or if there’s a full moon, I’ll take a moonlight kayak trip with my boyfriend.
With Florida’s idyllic year-round temperatures, there’s something in every season for couples. Summers are for diving for scallops and fall brings the first stone crabs of the season. Spring is all about baseball, outdoor festivals, and craft beer, while winter — when we enjoy temperate days with no humidity — offers cool breezes for playing golf, hiking and biking. There’s even plenty to do on rainy days exploring our surprisingly large collection of museums and art galleries.
Suffice it to say, the Sunshine State is filled with unique places to pursue your personal passions. Here are some favorite romantic getaways in Florida for a weekend of sun, sand and spa treatments or an action-packed adventure for two by land or sea.